Archive for May 2006

Parenting Quote – Author Unknown

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“Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.” -Author Unknown

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Published on May 31st, 2006 - One Comment
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Motherly Wisdom

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Here are some obscure (and not so obscure) tidbits that I have picked up as the mom of four boys. Maybe you’ll learn something.

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Published on May 30th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Move? What Move?

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If you’ve been keeping up with fivecentnickel.com, then you already know that we’re moving out of state very soon. Yesterday my husband closed on our current house — we chose for me to give him power of attorney for the close to avoid bringing our young boys to the lawyer’s office. Everything went smoothly and, […]

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Published on May 26th, 2006 - One Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 05/22/06

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are, along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Carnival of Kid Comedy, which is up at the World’s Greatest Place to Live Insider, included “Throwing Eggs in the Kitchen.” The Best of Me Symphony, which is up at The Owner’s Manual, […]

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Published on May 25th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Paying People to Have Kids

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Worried about overpopulation? Well, in Korea they’re worried about underpopulation due to an overall birth rate of just 1.08 kids per woman. So what are they doing about it? Among other things, a number of financial institutions have begun offering perks to couples that have kids. For example, you can get a 2% discount on […]

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Published on May 24th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Parenting Quote – David Bly

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“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” -David Bly

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Published on May 24th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Free Summer Movies

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It’s late May, and school is almost out… In other words, it’s time to start thinking up some extra activities to keep the kids busy. With this in mind, I thought that it might be worth sharing the following… Did you know that theaters often have free (or very nearly so) morning movie showings geared […]

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Published on May 22nd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Most Popular Baby Names of 2005

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The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names from 2005. The top slot for boys goes to Jacob, whereas Emily edged our Emma for girls. Here are the top ten for each sex:

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Published on May 19th, 2006 - One Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 05/15/06

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Raising4Boys took part in three carnivals this week. Here they are, along with links to our posts that were included in each. The Carnival of Kid Comedy, which is up at Kid Zoo, included “No-So-Intimidating PowerRanger Names.” The Best of Me Symphony, which is up at The Owner’s Manual, included “Thank God for the Child […]

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Published on May 18th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Throwing Eggs in the Kitchen

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Parenting Tip #573: When your four year old tells you that your one and a half year old is “throwing eggs in the kitchen, and they’re fresh,” you should run (not walk) to the scene of the crime because he’s probably telling the truth.

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Published on May 17th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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